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When To Call Maintenance In Your Fishers Apartment

October 08, 2020

Apartment building in Fishers 

If you rent a multiple-bedroom, one-bedroom, or studio apartment, it's only a matter of time before you need something fixed. But, are you sure you know when to call maintenance in your Fishers apartment?

Of Course, significant problems, like roof leaks and heating, need to be reported, but what about the smaller stuff? Do you also call in burned-out lighting or frayed carpeting? And should you attempt to fix things yourself? 

Call Maintenance For Your Fishers Apartment When Faced With These Problems

Minor bathroom sink repair.

If you find a major problem – especially one that's structural -- it's commonly covered per your tenant agreement. The following are frequently seen difficulties you may find:

  • Leaking and water damage: If you discover a leak from the floor above you or you experience an overflowing toilet or appliance that may cause water damage, call for assistance promptly.

  • Heating and cooling problems: In the event your air conditioner crashes, or your furnace stops heating, contact your maintenance professional. Even if it's pleasant outside, your heating and cooling should be fully functional.

  • Plumbing leaks and clogs: When the toilet is clogged, try to plunge it yourself first. If your efforts fail, call for help. You should also request service for sink or shower drips.

  • Pest control: It’s common for pests to enter your apartment by clinging to your clothing or your pet's coat. But if you encounter any infiltrating insects and pests -- like cockroaches, mice, or ants – you will likely need your maintenance staff to contact an exterminator.

  • Broken appliances: If your refrigerator has lost its cool or your stovetop fails to heat up, you need to make the call. All appliances that came with your apartment are usually covered, but smaller appliances you brought in – a microwave, toaster oven, mini fridge – is under your control.

  • Door and window damage: Your entry and sliding patio doors must lock and close appropriately. If damage or swelling prevents them from easily functioning, they need to be replaced for safety reasons. Windows should have the same expectations.

  • Drywall or flooring issues: If you spot a hole in the wall or a chipped tile, reach out to maintenance. Fraying or torn carpet might require replacement, particularly if a tack is exposed.


What Jobs Should You Do?

Furnace filter being changed.

Not every situation warrants a call to maintenance. Although some property managers offer aid with various light tasks like replacing filters, it’s often less convenient to arrange for a service for smaller issues. These are some everyday undertakings that could take a DIY approach:
  • Lighting: When light bulbs are burned out, they could conveniently be switched out whenever you are able. However, if your lighting installation seems to churn through light bulbs, you should reach out to the service team to find out if you have electrical problems. It’s smart to investigate if maintenance will provide light bulbs if they need changing as less common kinds are sometimes used.

  • Toilet and drain clogs: When your toilet won’t flush, use a plunger first. It’s also smart to have some drain cleaner to remove the stoppage from the drain. If you need a drain snake, call maintenance to prevent damage to the pipes.

  • Air filters: Unless documented in the rental contract, you're in charge of replacing the furnace filter. Failing to do so will reduce the flow of air and impact your apartment’s comfort. If you no longer see light through the filter, it's time for a new one. The maintenance staff may provide or change filters for you, so make sure you find out.

  • Cleaning: Regrettably, cleaning your Fishers apartment is a job for you. And that includes your interior and exterior patio space.


Contact State at Fishers To Schedule An Apartment Tour 

A maintenance call is a breeze when your apartment community employs skilled and friendly staff. Fortunately, you can live in a fantastic place with great people at State at Fishers. Simply reach out to our leasing office at 463-240-1709 to request a tour today!